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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, founded in 1851, is a public institution. Its 2,000-acre campus is located in Minneapolis.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 34,871
   Women 18,099 (51.9%)
   Men 16,772 (48.1%)
Graduate Students 16,709
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 44% of 49,129 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 678 average
620-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 629 average
560-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,719
Out-of-state: $36,383
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $14,142
Out-of-state: $23,806
  Room and Board $9,377
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $13,165
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 2,589
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Minneapolis Population 392,880
Nearest Metropolitan Area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 23% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Golden Gophers
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.2% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.9% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 8.0% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported